Preventative Maintenance Preventative maintenance helps prolong the life of your vehicle. We loving having you visit Charlie’s Complete Auto Repair, but we know you would rather have a working vehicle. Regular preventative maintenance, in the long run, can reduce your visits to the auto mechanic and save you money. Every manufacturer sets official maintenance guidelines for each vehicle type. You can check your owner’s manual to find out the recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck, but in general, you can follow the rules below to stay on top of your car’s health. Oil Change: Every 3,000 – 5,000 Miles The simplest and most effective way for you to keep your car maintained is through regular oil changes. Oil travels through just about every part of your engine and keeps it running smoothly, so its importance can’t be underestimated. Fluid Levels Check: Every 3,000 – 5,000 Miles When you bring your vehicle into Charlie’s Complete Auto Repair, we can check your car or truck for the right fluid levels. Antifreeze, power steering, coolant, even wiper fluid – we check to make sure these are all maintaining proper levels so your vehicle’s parts have the juice they need to keep going. Plus, frequent checks can help you determine if you have a leak somewhere in the engine. Filter Replacement: Every 10,000 – 15,000 Miles Filters like your cabin air filter and engine air filter are easy to replace and will keep dirt and other contaminants from building up inside your engine. Not only that, but changing your air filter helps keep pollutants and allergens out of your vehicles interior. Tire Rotation every 5,000 and Tire Balance: Every 10,000 Miles Rotating your tires makes they last longer because they wear more evenly when rotated. It also makes driving safer, especially over long distances where tire wear can be a problem. Battery Check: Every Year In addition to fluid levels, we’ll also check your battery and clean the terminals if necessary. Most batteries can go a while without any maintenance but it’s important to recognize if buildup is occurring or if the battery is nearing the end of its lifespan. Most batteries in our climate will only last 3 years. Factory Scheduled Maintenance / Inspections: Every 15,000 Miles This inspection gives your vehicle a thorough check-up on the brakes, hoses, wheels, exhaust system, steering system, lights and other parts related to the safe function of the vehicle. Because this inspection covers so many critical parts, it is one of the most important things you can to prolong your vehicle’s lifespan and keep yourself and your passengers safe.
Put preventative maintenance reminders on your calendar – this is the best way to keep track of what sort of maintenance your car has and hasn’t had done. In addition to preventative maintenance options we offer, each of our repairs come with a repair warranty. Schedule your next appointment at Charlie’s Complete Auto Repair.